Attract Butterflies, Birds & Bees to your Garden Landscape

Herbs can be a wonderful way to attract pollinators such as birds, butterflies, bees and more to your garden landscape.  Plus, there's the added benefit of being able to use herbs in salves, teas, recipes and more!

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Herbs that Attract Butterflies

Herbs for Butterflies
  • Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • Borage (Borago officinalis)
  • Catmint (Nepeta)
  • Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
  • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
  • Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus )
  • Dill (Anethum graveolens)
  • English Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Holy Basil - aka Tulsi/Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
  • Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
  • Italian Flat Leaf Parslery (Petroselinum crispum)
  • Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
  • Majoram/Oregano (Origanum majorana)
  • Mint (Mentha)
  • Rue (Ruta graveolens)
  • Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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Herbs that Attract Hummingbirds

Herbs for Hummingbirds
  • Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • Catmint (Nepeta)
  • Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
  • Comfrey (Symphytum)
  • Culinary Sage (Salvia officinalis)
  • Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea)
  • Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Mallow (Malva)
  • Mint (Mentha)
  • Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Society Garlic (Tulbaghia Violacea)

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Herbs that Attract Bees

Herbs for Bees
  • Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Borage (Borago officinalis)
  • Catmint (Nepeta) (Nepeta)
  • Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
  • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum)
  • Dill (Anethum graveolens)
  • Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys)
  • Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
  • Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina)
  • Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
  • Majoram/Oregano (Origanum majorana)
  • Mint (Mentha)
  • Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Sage (Salvia officinalis)
  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Learn more about bees:

Read our blog, Wild Native Bees!


More About Herbs and Pollinators

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